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An archaeology of the senses : prehistoric Malta.

Skeates, Robin (2010) 'An archaeology of the senses : prehistoric Malta.', Oxford: Oxford University Press.


This chapter critically synthesizes the growing literature relating to the archaeology of the senses and situates it in the light of the emerging interdisciplinary paradigm known as sensual culture studies. It also defines some key terms and concepts. The first section explores the background to these intellectual developments, outlines the core aims of sensual culture studies, and attempts to clarify the nature and applicability of their research methods. The second section examines in more detail the various human senses, and discusses how they have been investigated and interpreted by archaeologists, particularly in recent work on prehistoric Europe and Western Asia. The final section then introduces the rich case-study of prehistoric Malta through which these ideas are re-considered in the rest of this book.

Item Type:Book
Additional Information:Sample chapter deposited. Chapter 1: 'Introduction: towards and archaeology of the senses' pp. 1-25.
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Publisher statement:This is a draft of a chapter that was accepted for publication by Oxford University Press in the book 'An archaeology of the senses : prehistoric Malta' edited by Robin Skeates and published in 2010.
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Date deposited:14 April 2016
Date of first online publication:September 2010
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